Dropper Flask

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Object Name: 
Dropper Flask
Accession Number: 
59.1.147
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.4 cm; Rim Diam: 5.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-499
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with greenish yellow tint; blown, tooled. Flask, with egg-shaped body. Mouth shaped like funnel with vertical rim that has rounded lip and small folded flange immediately below it; neck cylindrical, tapering slightly and with folded diaphragm with narrow aperture at bottom; base plain; pontil mark annular (D. 1.9 cm), but ring is incomplete. Wall decorated with three horizontal rows of pulled protrusions arranged roughly in quincunx: on upper wall, six long, vertical ribs, each pulled out to point near lower end; on lower wall, six short, vertical ribs, pulled out to points near lower ends; near bottom of wall, seven points (one each in five spaces below points in middle row and two in one space). Base has, at edge, ring of ten small protrusions.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Glassware and Glassworking in Thessaloniki: 1st Century BC-6th Century AD (2017) illustrated, p. 23 (fig. 29);
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 199-200, #349; p. 361, #349; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 158-159, #322; BIB# 27315